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Back To O’Betty’s!

Posted by cmh gourmand on August 23, 2009

In a previous installment, our heroes Hungry Woolf, Taco Drew and CMH Gourmand were heading to Athens after The Inn at Cedar Falls, Ash Cave and Etta’s Lunchbox. Our mission: to consume a late lunch at Casa Nueva. Casa was closed for the week. While we weighed our options we walked across Court Street to O’Betty’s. I was hoping to catch co-owner Bob Satmary at the establishment to fill him in on Dirty Franks and the other events of the summer.

In case you did not know, O’Betty’s is the best Hot Dog place in Ohio and probably the best hot dog purveyor in the history of hot dogs. I had only intended to drop in for a few minutes but the aroma of hot dogs searing and fries frying was enough for us to defer our plans for a quick snack.

Life is Athens is usually slow in the summer. This summer was not slow for O’Bettys, they have been super busy the entire season and had their busiest day ever in July (just wait until the students get back).

O’Bettys also added a website this summer www.obettys.com

Equally exciting, as I was walking out the door I saw the sign for the annual Hot Dog Derby! This includes a hot dog eating contest. Yep – the light went off in my head and I made plans to be there. Details in the next post.

One Response to “Back To O’Betty’s!”

  1. deraj1013 said

    I was into my second quarter of grad school when I realized these guys served veggie dogs. I thought I busted my vegan friend coming out of the hot dog place, but he clarified the situation for me. The Salome Chicago dog is killer.

    Other great spots in Athens:

    Purple Chopstix: Killer Pan-ethnic BYOB

    Purple Chopstix Write-up

    Liu Lui: A better quality Pan-Asian establishment

    Salaam: Cool Mediterranean restaurant with a new location that I haven’t seen yet. The old one was great.

    Salaam write-up

    Jackie O’s makes cool beer, and they do some other cool deals like making pizza out of spent grains from the brewing process.

    Star of India, Mistretta’s Market, The Farmer’s Market, Avalanche Pizza and the Farmacy are all worth a few hour of your time as well.

    CMH G Comment: I am CMH Gourmand and I endorse the above suggestions. Many of which are or will be in the Eating Athens page.

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